Is this a story, or just a copy & paste of a press-release and OJEU advert ?
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS foundation trust and Papworth Hospital NHS foundation trust are seeking suppliers to provide project management and IT consultancy services for the pair's eHospital programme. The programme, which aims to provide clinicians at the trusts with access to a single source of patient information, …
Can they not get the blokes in who....
....did the NHS IT thingy? The system requirments seem similar and those blokes have the experience. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!
Like Richard Granger maybe? And they want to do all this in two years! A factor of ten out I suspect.
What is a Benefits and Business Change Lead and what does he/she actually do?
This should not be allowed to continue.
Governement itself has released a white paper stating outsourcing doesnt work, why then this drive to make this project (orig est cost £45m, estimated cost now £100m) happen.....
vested and self interests at play.
Someone's going to have to do the 'expensive capital investment' - and if it's a third-party company, they'll be expecting a handsome return.
Equally, they won't have any vested interest in staff productivity, and you've put a great big contract between the people who 'do stuff' on both sides. (Being on the IT side, I've experienced managers instructing us NOT to help customers - for the technically accurate reason that what they're asking for is outside of contract.
You've replaced the union jobsworth with the contract jobsworth.